Insight TV commissions two new series from VICE Studios

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Insight TV, a 4K UHD broadcaster and producer of native UHD content, has partnered with VICE Studios to create two unique series following street football and e-sports. These series are being developed and produced by VICE Studios in Benelux, and will be broadcast globally on Insight TV.

Premiering on Insight TV in autumn 2019, the first series will explore the origins of street football. While the sport has given rise to some of the biggest footballing legends of our time, it is often on the streets that many players lose their way to the distractions and temptations that pepper daily life. The show profiles a range of young talented players who have fallen between the cracks of the street pitches and ended up in prison.

Well-known footballers will take the audience on a journey into prisons all over the world to understand the decisive moments that led many young, aspiring sports -stars to end up behind bars. At the end of each episode the footballing legends will play a match against the inmates. As esports enters the ‘mainstream,’ it is fast becoming one of the biggest sports of the 21st Century; with star players training up to 12 hours a day, sold out arena finals and a loyal, fast-growing fan base. But with the fame, success and riches that come with being a superstar, can bring along a darker side. With gaming addiction dominating headlines and numerous scandals upsetting the status quo, the community still has a lot to prove.

“We’re dedicated to offering compelling content based on inspirational characters, highlighting social issues and experiences that are important to younger generations globally. These new shows will tap into gritty, thematic and thought-provoking narratives that will entertain and encourage discussion amongst viewers,” said Arun Maljaars, director - Content and Channels, Insight TV. 

Stefan Tieleman, head - VICE Studios, Benelux, added, “These two commissions will look at hidden aspects of international, mass sports – allowing us to tap into a global youth audience by offering unique, candid and insightful content.”

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